As a guy who grew up just outside of Los Angeles but has spent most of his adult life living in New York and Washington, I can tell you that when it comes to sports, non-Californians think about the Lakers first, the Dodgers second, the lack of a NFL team third and the probably the Angels, Clippers and Kings in no particular order. That is all about to change though.
December 2011 is now poised to be the month that changed the pro sports landscape of the nation's second-largest media market forever.
First, the Angels shocked the world by signing a Albert Pujols, arguably the greatest hitter of our generation.
Less than a week later, the red-headed stepchild of LA teams, the LA Clippers managed to swing a trade for Chris Paul, arguably the greatest point guard of our generation, a trade that the mighty Lakers couldn't pull off (no thanks to interference from the NBA league office).
Those two events combined, probably for the first time in my 30 years on this planet, to m...